Bought an eMac for $30 US today

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tayloralmond, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    I was surfing craigslist and there it was. An eMac (1.0GHz, 256MB RAM, USB 2.0) for 30 bucks! The listing had been on there for a month so I was pretty confident that the computer was gone, but I emailed the person anyway. Come to find out, he still had it! He said that only one person before me had even contacted him about it. I rushed over to where he lived about 30 miles (50 km) away and bought it. I happened to have two 512MB sticks of DDR RAM and put them into the machine and here I am. I'm using it right now. I know I don't really need another computer, but come on! Who could turn down a perfectly good Mac for 30 freaking dollars?
     
  2. Ooz Guest

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    Wish I can find that kind a thing here in the Dallas area. My 7 year old can use one!

    Craigslist is a good idea. I will check it out.

    Enjoy your new toy!
     
  3. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Ah yes, I remember the good days on my dad eMac. I'm pretty sure he still has it.
     
  4. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    nice find. I could use such a machine in my kitchen.
     
  5. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    Wow. Now that $99 iPhone 3G is looking pretty expensive, huh? Haha.
     
  6. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    Someone by me is selling eMacs for $200. I want one for my collection, but I am in the process of saving funds right now.
     
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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  8. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Last year, in the "Free" section there was a 17" G5 iMac being tossed by an ad agency . . . 3 capacitors later, I had a fully functional iMac. ;)
     

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